Flier Forced to Sit Next to Corpse for 10 Hours

Kenya Airways reimburses half her ticket cost
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 25, 2012 12:02 AM CDT
Beware of corpses on airline flights.   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Partial reimbursement for a flight was apparently enough to placate a Swedish passenger forced to sit across the aisle from a corpse for most of her 10-hour flight to Tanzania. The extremely ill passenger was sweating and suffering from convulsions when Swedish radio reporter Lena Pettersson boarded the Kenya Airways plane in Amsterdam. "Air hostesses were there all along, but the plane took off anyway," said Pettersson. The man, who was in his 30s, died after the flight took off. "I asked to move, but they said there were no other places," she added. She complained to the airline later in a letter, and the cost of about half of her $1400 ticket was reimbursed, reports the Local. "This feels much better. It is reasonable," she noted on a Swedish radio program.

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